How does CoreTherm Work?

CoreTherm works by shrinking the size of the enlarged prostate to drastically reduce the symptoms of BPH. The treatment is performed in the comfort of your physician’s office, using a proprietary type of thermal therapy to remove the tissue blocking the urethra and preventing proper urinary flow. Your physician will use the unique Core Bloc system to administer local anesthesia. During the treatment, a patented feedback system closely monitors the treatment dose to ensure it is optimized and adjusted based on the size of your prostate. In this way, your thermal therapy is highly customized to achieve the best clinical outcome for your particular situation. CoreTherm requires no general anesthesia or hospitalization.

Can CoreTherm help me?

Yes, patients who have been treated with CoreTherm have experienced long-term results on par with more aggressive surgical options and have a 90% patient satisfaction rate with CoreTherm treatment.

Are certain types of patients better suited for CoreTherm?

The majority of patients diagnosed with BPH can be treated with CoreTherm, although you and your urologist should decide what treatment option is best for you. CoreTherm is an excellent treatment option for patients who have had mixed results with medications, or those who are considering surgery for long-term system relief.

Will my sex life be affected: is there a risk I will become impotent?

CoreTherm preserves erection and urinary functions and there is no increased risk of impotency associated with CoreTherm therapy. Learn more about this topic.

Is the therapy uncomfortable or painful?

Because of the unique way CoreTherm administers local anesthesia with Core Bloc, most patients do not find the therapy uncomfortable or painful. There may be some minor discomfort during treatment, such as feeling a sudden urge to urinate or pelvic pressure. It is important to communicate with your doctor if you are experiencing any unusual sensations during treatment.

Who can I contact to get CoreTherm treatment?

If you suspect you have a BPH problem, you should contact your doctor or urologist. Correct diagnosis is important. Once diagnosed with BPH, you and your doctor/urologist should discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatment methods.

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What happens if BPH is not treated?

The final decision to treat BPH is yours.

If BPH is not treated, there may be complications affecting other organs. Initially the bladder will be affected and more rarely, even the upper urinary tract, which may lead to kidney damage. Bladder stones and chronic urinary tract infections are relatively common complications. Urinary retention, a sudden inability to urinate, may also occur. This acute condition is very painful and requires emergency medical treatment.  Make sure to contact your doctor and discuss your concerns.

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